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Riva Del Garda
Believe it or not, Nietzsche went on vacation—to this pretty town on Italy’s Lake Garda. Today, travelers can explore medieval fortresses and the town’s historic center. Or, just take relaxing walks along the lakeshore and wonder what in the world it would be like to vacation with Nietzsche.

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Old Ponale Road Path
Old Ponale Road Path
Owner description: One follows via Gargnano (Gardesana Occidentale National Road SS 45bis) from the centre of Riva heading towards Limone. On the right before the tunnel, take the old road which... more Owner description: One follows via Gargnano (Gardesana Occidentale National Road SS 45bis) from the centre of Riva heading towards Limone. On the right before the tunnel, take the old road which once linked Riva del Garda with the Ledro Valley. From there one can enjoy breathtaking panoramas for once in a lifetime photo opportunities. less
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
Santa Barbara Church
Santa Barbara Church
Owner description: The small Chapel to Saint Barbara (m 625 – h 1,45 from Riva del Garda), was built in 1935 by the miners who worked on the conduits of the Ponale power plant. It is placed in a... more Owner description: The small Chapel to Saint Barbara (m 625 – h 1,45 from Riva del Garda), was built in 1935 by the miners who worked on the conduits of the Ponale power plant. It is placed in a horrid and daring, yet panoramic position, on the slope of Mount Rocchetta near the start of the penstocks feeding the hydroelectrical plant. The Chapel is visible from afar thanks to nighttime lighting. less
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals
Valle di Ledro
Valle di Ledro
Owner description: In Trentino, a pochi km dal Lago di Garda, ti aspetta la Valle di Ledro dove trascorrere la tua prossima vacanza a contatto con la natura con la propria famiglia o i propri amici... more Owner description: In Trentino, a pochi km dal Lago di Garda, ti aspetta la Valle di Ledro dove trascorrere la tua prossima vacanza a contatto con la natura con la propria famiglia o i propri amici. Guarda le offerte speciali per trascorrere le tue vacanze al Lago di Ledro. Cerca gli appartamenti disponibili e scopri gli eventi in programma... less
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Mountains; Nature & Wildlife Areas; Biking Trails; Hiking Trails; Trails; Bodies of Water
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The Bastion
The Bastion
Owner description: The Bastione, a tower of grey stone, located at the foot of Mount Rocchetta, is one the symbols of Riva del Garda, overlooking the city and Lake Garda. It was built in the early... more Owner description: The Bastione, a tower of grey stone, located at the foot of Mount Rocchetta, is one the symbols of Riva del Garda, overlooking the city and Lake Garda. It was built in the early XVI century, just after the end of Venetian domination over Riva. It was destroyed in 1703 by the French troops under leadership of general Vendôme, who mined the main body thus rendering it unusable. It’s a few minutes walk from the port of Riva, along a road that winds through the black pinewood of the lower Rocchetta. The path then rises further to the chapel of St. Barbara on the mountainside (610m) and the Rocchetta itself (1520m). The Bastione has recently been restored. Visitors may see the imposing external bodywork and what is left of the inside from a winding staircase. The locations enjoys an excellent view. less
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Inviolata Church (The Church of the Virgin)
Inviolata Church (The Church of the Virgin)
Owner description: This church is the most famous monument in Riva. It was built in 1603 and it was consecrated in 1636 commissioned by Gaudenzio Madruzzo and his wife Alfonsina Gonzaga as a place... more Owner description: This church is the most famous monument in Riva. It was built in 1603 and it was consecrated in 1636 commissioned by Gaudenzio Madruzzo and his wife Alfonsina Gonzaga as a place of pilgrimage and custody of a miraculous shrine. The church is in an elegant Baroque style. On the outside it is square shaped, on the inside octagonal with five altars, three gates, vaults with frescos and stuccoes, confessionals in carved wood and marble pavements. less
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals

All places to eat » Places to eat

Gelateria Flora
Gelateria Flora
Cuisines: Italian, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream
Dining options: Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Antiche Mura
Antiche Mura
Price: $16 - $55
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Trattoria Sant'Alessandro
Trattoria Sant'Alessandro
Price: $33 - $55
Cuisines: Italian, Pub
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Al Volt
Al Volt
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Il Re della Busa
Il Re della Busa
Cuisines: Italian, American, Seafood, International, Mediterranean
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hotel Virgilio
3.0 of 5
Hotel Virgilio
$60 - $178
Ranked #16 of 61 Hotels in Riva Del Garda
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B&B Casa Baltera
B&B Casa Baltera
$50 - $90
Ranked #6 of 28 Riva Del Garda B&B and Inns
Hotel Villa Arianna
Hotel Villa Arianna
$55 - $124
Ranked #13 of 28 Riva Del Garda B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Garda - TonelliHotels
4.0 of 5
Hotel Garda - TonelliHotels
$127 - $223
Ranked #3 of 61 Hotels in Riva Del Garda
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Residence Segattini
Residence Segattini
$74 - $142
Ranked #4 of 61 Hotels in Riva Del Garda
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Hotel Vittoria
3.0 of 5
Hotel Vittoria
$74 - $144 (EUR 68 - 132)
Ranked #7 of 61 Hotels in Riva Del Garda
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Lido Palace
5.0 of 5
Lido Palace
$334 - $695
Ranked #1 of 61 Hotels in Riva Del Garda
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Hotel Kristal Palace - Tonelli Hotels
4.5 of 5
Hotel Kristal Palace - Tonelli Hotels
$164 - $298
Ranked #2 of 61 Hotels in Riva Del Garda
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Hotel Savoy Palace - TonelliHotels
4.0 of 5
Hotel Savoy Palace - TonelliHotels
$141 - $244
Ranked #5 of 61 Hotels in Riva Del Garda
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